Half of Britons want to leave the EU: poll

Half of British voters favour leaving the European Union, a new poll showed Monday, days before Prime Minister David Cameron travels to Brussels for talks aimed at keeping Britain within the bloc. The ICM poll for the Vote Leave campaign found that 50 percent of voters would choose so-called “Brexit” if undecided voters were excluded from the tally, Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. The percentage of voters who want to leave the EU had long trailed the number who want to remain according to ICM polls, but the poll’s findings also echo a November 24 survey by ORB International that showed 52 percent of Britons want to quit the 28-member bloc.

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